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Dear George and Other Stories By Helen Simpson

Dear George And Other Stories by Helen Simpson

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Summary

In this stellar collection of short stories, Helen Simpson explores independence, solitude, marriage, sex and babies with her characteristic blend of comedy and lyricism.

Dear George And Other Stories Summary

Dear George And Other Stories by Helen Simpson

In this stellar collection of short stories, Helen Simpson explores independence, solitude, marriage, sex and babies with her characteristic blend of comedy and lyricism. Here are tales of young love - successful or thwarted, intense or comic. From a wedding day for one, through the knotty problems of babies, their conception, arrival and impact on adult lives, to a Lothario receiving his just deserts, and the title story, where a schoolgirl's erotic daydreams during her Shakespeare homework go on to produce blushes of horror.

Dear George And Other Stories Reviews

"Of all contemporary writers, Simpson has the most honest, the most authentic voice" * The Times *
"Her stories can be read quickly, knocked back in a single, grateful gulp like an aperitif, or savoured with a slow, cool intoxication... She is Katherine Mansfield's natural successor" * Observer *
"Biting wit...has me laughing aloud" * Pat Barker *
"Simpson's wit defies formulaic feminism or, indeed, any other -ism... Very, very funny" * Evening Standard *
"Full of good jokes, wonderfully alert to irony and the possibilities of language" * Jonathan Coe *

About Helen Simpson

Helen Simpson's sixth short-story collection, Cockfosters, follows Four Bare Legs in a Bed (1990), Dear George (1995), Hey Yeah Right Get a Life (2000), Constitutional (2005) and In-Flight Entertainment (2010). A Bunch of Fives: Selected Stories (2012) includes five stories from each of her first five collections. She has received the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Hawthornden Prize and the E.M.Forster Award. She lives in London.

Additional information

GOR001384851
9780749395452
0749395451
Dear George And Other Stories by Helen Simpson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1996-06-01
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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